Aqua: Oh come on! I got bitten by those annoying mosquitoes again. Have we arrived yet?
Aqua: Why I have to be in this deserted wilderness? After all, I’m a goddess!
Chris: I have no idea. I was wandering around Axel. Suddenly, strong light blinded my eyes and then I’m brought to this weird place.
Chris: If I know who did this, I’m going to teach him/her a good lesson!
Aqua: Em..I do think that person doesn’t mean it. Just let it go...hahaha…
Chris: Hmmm? Seems you know the main culprit behind this...Sigh, we’ve got company again.
Aqua: What...Ahhhh! Are you kidding me? They even appear in this world? So gross! Don’t, don’t come over here. Go that way!
Giant Toad: Croak!
Chris: They’re too many. We’re at an disadvantage. Let’s run!
Aqua: Boohoo, scary! Nooooo! Kazuma! Save me!
Chris: Phew...we made it.
Aqua: I’m almost swallowed by them. What a trauma…
Chris: Hey, there is a town. Shall we take a look and search for some clues?
Both of them came to the town, but all the villagers gathered at a central square. They were kneeling on the ground with a prayer gesture and facing to a priest who was speaking on stage.
Aqua: They must be my followers! Hohoho, let me tell the villagers the goddess is just right in front of them!
Chris: Hold on! Not with this look——
Aqua: My loyal worshippers, I’m Aqua, the Goddess of Water. Pray! Kneel before me!
Aqua, bursting with confidence, rushed at the stage to speak. The villagers, who did not feel surprised, all took pity on her. At this moment, the priest came over and said gently as he covered his nose with sleeve.
Priest: Your head is full of leaves, you body is covered with mud, and the smell on you is like poops. You must have been through a terrible experience.
Priest: My poor girl, fantasize about being a goddess. But worry not. Even though you’re an idiot, our door will still open for you.
Aqua: Wh-what! No, I’m not an idiot! I’m a real goddess. Please trust me!
Villager: Oh no! De-demons are attacking our town!!
Priest: Calm down! First, bring all women and children to a safe place. Others, follow me——Oh god, they’ve arrived…
A man, with a fancy dress, led troops of demons to the town square. He bowed to the priest wearing an elegant smile, which seemed to give them a favourable impression with his handsomeness.
Illuminated Savant: Hello, my great priest, have you prepared the offerings?
Priest: I won’t give my people to you! Stop dreaming!
Illuminated Savant: Sigh, what a fool! You could have sacrificed a few people for saving the whole town...Anyways, you leave me no choice then! Kill them all, demons!
Aqua: Hey! This is my gig! Don’t steal my limelight——
At Savant’s command, the demons rushed at the villagers right away; those bare-handed people were scared off with terror. Aqua, who was following everyone to flee also, tripped on her right foot and fell again.
Chris: Are you okay?
Aqua: Yes...Ahhhh! Behind you! Those ugly monsters!
Demon: You-you have some sort of divine power...I-I can’t resist it! Achoo!
Aqua: Em? We’re fine...Are those demons the undead?...Hohoho, we’re invincible! It’s my turn now!
Illuminated Savant: Achoo! Strange, why am I sneezing a lot?
Illuminated Savant: Is it because of this moron? How come she has such strong power...Achoo! Everyone retreats!
Affected by Aqua’s goddess power, all the demons kept sneezing. Then, Chris grabbed the chance to take them down. Illuminated Savant, who was at an disadvantage, commanded the troops to pull back.
Aqua: See? This is the mightiness of goddess!
Villager: My great priest, thank you for saving us! You’re truly the light in darkness!
Aqua: Hey hey, I’m the one who defeated the demons!
Villager: The demons are influenced by our priest. He should take all the credit.
Aqua: Boohoo...everyone is teasing me…
Chris: You better give up. They only see the priest in their eyes. Don’t forget we still need to find our way back.
Priest: Please wait!
As both of them decided to leave, the priest walked past the crowd to come over...He covered his nose with the sleeve as usual, but this time he wore a kind smile.
Priest: This beautiful girl, thanks to you we can defeat the demons. On behalf of this town, please accept my gratitude.
Aqua: Helping people in need is the duty as a goddess...By the way, why are you standing so far away from me?
Priest: Em...sorry, I got a cold and it’s contagious. And you’re so beauty that I feel shy to stand right next to you, haha…
Aqua: I’m not flattered. I’m not flattered at all, haha.
Chris: Really? Look at your face, Aqua.
Priest: Right, do you want to work in my temple? I can feel that you have a special gift, and I’m sure you’re fit for the job.
Aqua: It’s very sudden. I’m at a loss——
Villager: Are you trying to refuse our priest’s invitation!? Only a few will be chosen to serve the temple every year!
Villager: It’s your honour to be one of them!
Aqua: Is it really that good...I want to go!
Chris: Aqua, I think the priest is suspicious...You have to be careful——
Aqua: I understand. You’re jealous of me because he didn’t choose you. Don’ t be sad. You’re not that bad, but I’ m too strong.
Chris: Well, I really don’t care——
Aqua: Stop finding an excuse! There is nothing to be ashamed of.
Aqua: It’s because your opponent is the lovely, beautiful, clever and respectable Goddess of Water!
Chris: “Sigh, looks like nothing can stop her now.”
Aqua and other chosen followers followed the priest to a temple in the forest. As they went deeper and deeper, the environment became gloomy. The followers started to feel uneasy, but Aqua was calm as usual.
Follower: Wow——! Demons!
Aqua: Don’t be afraid! I’ll protect you from these filthy monsters!
With her strong power, the demons were defeated again. But this battle had almost consumed all of her energy. Aqua knelt on the ground.
Aqua: Wheeze...humph, now you know my mightiness.
Follower: My great priest, you——!
Aqua: What is happening——Em!
Hearing the screams of the followers, Aqua wanted to save them, but someone hit her in the head from behind. Then, her consciousness began to fade away. She tried to turn around, and the last face she saw was the priest!
An attack of dizziness threw Aqua into the endless darkness…
Aqua: ...My head hurts. Am I drunk? But yesterday I just had some tea...Oh my! Where am I?
Aqua found herself in a dark dave and she was trapped in a cage in the middle of water.
This familiar scene had reminded her of the purification quest in the past, which made her feel scared instantly. She tried hard to open the cage, but it was all in vain.
At this moment, someone came cover. It was the priest, who still covered his nose with sleeve as usual.
Priest: Wake up so soon. You’re much stronger than I expected.
Aqua: Let me out, you evil! You deceive me by disguising as a clergy. God will punish you!
Priest: Sorry, I’m an atheist actually. Your threat doesn’t work to me. The only one I’m afraid of is you.
With a snap, bubbles appeared on the surface of water. Next second, four piranhas were gazing at Aqua ferociously.
Aqua: Wait wait wait, what do you want from me?
Priest: In the previous battle, I noticed that you possess some kind of holy power that can restrain the demons.
Priest: It arouses my interest, so I invite you to do an experiment for me.
Aqua: How dare you use the goddess in your experiment. You’re much more shameless than Kazuma!
Priest: Haha, save your strength. A challenging test is coming.
Aqua: No!! Let me out! Please——!
Priest: I’ll come back later. Let see if you survive then.
The priest left her alone with the piranhas, which then swam towards the cage with speed and kept biting!
Aqua: Why I have to face this thing again! Ahhh! Oh no! The cage is not gonna hold!
Aqua: Wheeze...Finally they’re gone. I have to find a way out. Otherwise, I’ll die— —!
At this moment, someone was leaping in the air leveraging on rocks and swept across the water to the cage. It was Chris!
Chris: I should have expected this.
Aqua: Get me out! I don’t want to stay in here.
Chris: Calm down. I just stole the key from the priest.
Chris used the key to unlock its door and pulled Aqua up to the top of the cage. As they tried to jump back to the ground, the piranhas showed up again. It seemed the priest would send some substitutes regularly to prevent them from escaping.
Aqua: What an evil! I’m mad now, really mad!
Aqua gathered magic power; dazzling blue light started covering her body. Aura coiled upwards and she stood on the cage to chant.
Aqua: All my followers in this world. The Goddess of Water, Aqua, commands you!
Aqua: Answer my request, my prayer and show the world thy power! Sacred Create Water!
A destructive water column poured down from the sky, completely crushing the piranhas and the pool installment in the blink of an eye. Looking at Aqua’s mightiness, Chris was stunned.
Aqua: I have to show that evil priest a tough lesson, to let him know the true power of the goddess!